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Idiot America by Charles P. Pierce
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Oct 14, 2011

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Read from October 14 to December 12, 2011

It took me longer than I thought it would to get through this, but still a good read. (See what I did there?) While not necessarily espousing anything new, Charlie Pierce does do a very good job of codifying what a lot of us have been thinking, mainly through his Three Great Premises of what constitutes truth in modern America. You likely won't go away from this book with any kind of new knowledge about a topic you weren't previously aware of, but it does do a very good job of helping to make sense of how it is that anti-intellectualism has taken such a prominent position in public debate.

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